Dr. Nelson joined the University of Alabama in 1991 as a faculty member in the Communication Studies Department. He served as Associate Dean for C&IS from 1996-2006. In September 2006, Dr. Nelson accepted the position of Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs. From July 2007 to October 2008, he served as Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Vice Provost. In October 2008, he became Vice President for Student Affairs and Vice Provost and served in that position until July, 2014 when he accepted his current position as Dean of the College of Communication & Information Sciences. He is a panelist on the “Building Meaningful Relationships through Effective Networking” session.